Acupuncture at Oasis…

Our commitment to your health reaches far beyond your adjustments. Often, acupuncture is a perfect addition to your health care journey. Not only can you do that right here at CFWC, you will be in the hands of the best of the best. You needn’t be a CFWC practice member to take advantage of this wonderful service.


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Elaine Meade

Elaine Meade

My path to becoming a healer from the outside may not have appeared to be a direct one. However, there was a common thread throughout my journey moving me in that direction. My exposure to natural healing began while growing up. My mother taught me reiki and bodywork, gave me herbs when I was sick, and took me for regular chiropractic visits. In my early twenties I started taking charge of my own health by exploring nutrition, fitness, yoga, and meditation. Through my own process, I now know that the path to discovering greater health and wellbeing is an experience of tuning in to our inner knowing, taking responsibility, having expert guidance, and loving support. With that knowing I felt that I wanted to serve others and help guide them to a more balanced life and experience greater vitality and wellbeing.

Elaine is available…

Mondays: 9 am to 7 pm

Tuesdays: 9 am to 7 pm

Wednesdays: 1:15 to 6:15 pm

Thursdays: 1:15 to 6:15 pm

Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Please feel free to schedule either via email at or through the front desk at 883-5549.

Questions: Feel free to email Elaine directly at

Forms for new patients…

More about Elaine…

I received my Masters of Acupuncture degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland (NCNM), OR. I am certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed acupuncturist by the Maine Medical Board. After a full year of interning in a variety of healthcare settings, I moved to Maine and started practicing in the Spring of 2014.

I have experience in treating a variety of conditions and acupuncture may be helpful for you if you experience any of the following: acute and chronic pain (neck, back, TMJ, sciatica, headaches), women’s health, sleep and insomnia issues, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, cardiovascular and neurological issues, and mental-emotional disorders.

One’s vitality is something to be cultivated and tended to. Some imbalances in our health are more challenging to treat than others, and everyone’s timetable on which that happens is different. I am happy to offer a medicine that is both gentle and effective, and improves the body’s inborn healing capacity by stimulating naturally the immune, circulatory, and nervous systems.


During your initial visit I spend 90-120min. With thorough questioning, observation, and assessment of the pulses I develop a well-rounded perspective of where imbalances may be taking place in the body. Through acupuncture, moxabustion, gua sha, cupping, Asian bodywork, and Chinese herbal formulas – I create a treatment that is tailored to each individual. In collaboration with the patient and we may discuss changes that are necessary to diet and lifestyle to support the work we do together.

Follow-up visits, which are 1 hour, will look to build from the first to carve out a clear path to your wellness. Paying attention to how you feel during and after treatments and reporting your experiences is part of the process – people have a wide range of responses. Some heal more slowly or quickly than others. There is no one right answer, but results are important.

More About Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a profound and highly sophisticated medical system that dates back 3,000 years. It is a complete healthcare system, comprising , , massage, diet, exercise and lifestyle advice. It still forms a major part of healthcare provision in China today, and is provided in state hospitals alongside Western Medicine. Its effectiveness is now acknowledged by the World Health Organization.

The aim of Chinese Medicine is to treat the underlying disharmony that lies at the root of disease, and improve wellbeing, rather than simply alleviating the symptoms.

It derives its principles from the observation of nature and the cycle of the seasons and is based on the Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang, two opposing qualities that are in a constant state of dynamic balance.

Yin and Yang are interdependent.  Their very opposition constitutes the motive force of all the birth, development and decay in nature.  For example: summer is Yang, winter is Yin, and one transforms into the other in an endless cycle.

According to Chinese medical theory, the body’s vital energy, or Qi, belongs to Yang, while the Blood and Body Fluids belong to Yin.  Each organ has a Yin and a Yang aspect.  Disease may occur when the balance of Yin and Yang becomes undermined through a Deficiency or Excess of either quality. This Excess or Deficiency can lead to stagnation, causing further imbalance in the body.

The balance of energies in the body can be disturbed by a number of factors. These include emotional states such as anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons or trauma.

Pathology is simply normal physiology gone awry.  Acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine, or, very often, a combination of the two, are used to regain optimum vitality by harmonizing Yin and Yang and enabling the transformation that is needed to take place to bring the body back to its innate balance.